Prevention & Resources

Ohio Youth Survey

During the 2008-2009 school year, 18 public junior and senior high schools in Clinton and Warren Counties administered the Ohio Youth Survey to 6th-12th graders. This survey included questions on attitudes, activities, assets, and risk-taking. A total of 7,969 students responded. Of these, 3,345 were Clinton County students and 4,624 were Warren County students.   The project was collaboratively managed by Mental Health Recovery Services of Warren/Clinton Counties (MHRS) and the Family & Children First Councils (FCFC) for Warren County and Clinton County respectively.  

MHRS and the FCFCs have access to county-wide data for the purposes of drawing community level conclusions and for planning prevention programming.  MHRS and the FCFCs have begun to produce a series of Informational Briefs regarding statistically significant findings.  It is hoped this information will be used to bring awareness and prevention to the forefront by pointing out concerns for the community and by identifying specific strategies parents and adults can take to produce a change.  

Informational Briefs 

  • Alcohol Use: 

1. Characteristics of Clinton & Warren County Youth who Drink Alcohol
2. Peer, Family, & Community Influences on Clinton & Warren County Youth who Drink Alcohol